Stacy is a local girl. She grew up in Clarks Summit, Lackawanna County.

She joined the WNEP news team in July, 2011 first covering central Pennsylvania. Now she is the Lackawanna County beat reporter.

Stacy comes to Newswatch 16 from WWNY-TV in Watertown, NY where she was a “one-man-band,” shooting, writing, and editing her own stories. There she covered the Thousand Islands region of New York, and the 10th Mountain Division of the Army based at Fort Drum.

Stacy honed her skills at Syracuse University where she graduated magna cum laude in 2010 with a degree in Broadcast Journalism. In college, she was a member of the nation’s oldest and largest entirely student-run TV station, CitrusTV.

Before her TV days, Stacy was on the 50-yard line as “Miss Comet” with the Abington Heights Marching Band. She’s a sports “phanatic.” She likes to cheer on all the Philadelphia sports teams and her beloved Orange.

When she’s not working, Stacy is a judge and coach for Odyssey of the Mind teams in NEPA. Stacy lives with her cat, Utley.

If you have a story idea, or just want to say hi, send Stacy an e-mail.


Recent Articles
  • 6th Avenue Bridge: “Closer Than We’ve Ever Been”

    CARBONDALE — The story of the 6th Avenue Bridge is so old, many Carbondaliens don’t even remember how the story started. Most of the staff at Beer Guy Pizza, one block from 6th Avenue, couldn’t remember why or when the bridge over the Lackawanna River closed in the first place, but they were happy to hear the bridge might be replaced by 2019. “Makes me feel good,” said Jason Selemba. “That bridge is old and it needs to be reconstructed. […]

  • Scranton Treehouse Off Limits Indefinitely

    SCRANTON  — A beloved attraction several stories above the ground no longer has a stable foundation. Scranton’s $650,000 treehouse will be closed this summer. Engineers are trying to figure out a way to make the treehouse at Nay Aug Park safe for visitors again. The barricades blocking off the David Wenzel Treehouse were a disappointment to park visitors on Wednesday. City officials say they don’t know how long the treehouse will be closed. They do know that some of the […]

  • Nay Aug Park Zoo Renovations Almost Complete

    SCRANTON  — The zoo at Nay Aug Park in Scranton would have turned 100 this summer. The zoo building will reopen this year, and it will have animals in it, just maybe not in the way you expect. The Nay Aug Zoo building expects to have its grand reopening next month as the headquarters for St. Cats and Dogs. It’s a charity that does low-cost spaying and neutering as well as animal adoptions. When St. Cats and Dogs first leased […]

  • Illegal Fireworks Causing Harm

    SCRANTON — Scranton police expect to charge a man with risking a catastrophe after he injured himself with a homemade firework. Tuesday afternoon, Scranton city officials condemned a home on Jefferson Avenue. Scranton police and the FBI searched the place Monday, finding dozens of materials used to make explosives. Last week, friends found Ronney Rutkosky, 32, dead in a field off Davis Street in Moosic. The coroner would later determine Rutkosky was killed after setting off an explosive device. Friends […]

  • High Schoolers Hear from Holocaust Survivors

    SCRANTON — High school students from our area heard stories Tuesday that are becoming increasingly rare: firsthand accounts from survivors of the Holocaust. It was part of the annual Holocaust symposium put on by the Jewish Federation of Northeastern Pennsylvania. Elly Gross says her life’s purpose was determined in 1945 when she was 16 years old. That’s when she was liberated from a Nazi concentration camp. “I think this is my main story of my life.” It’s a tough story […]

  • Crime Fighting on Harleys: Scranton Police Train with New Bikes

    SCRANTON — The weather we’ve been having so far this month doesn’t exactly feel like motorcycle weather, but Scranton police officers are riding around on brand new Harley-Davidsons, learning how to use them as a crime fighting tools. The Scranton Police Motorcycle Division just got an upgrade — four new motorcycles to replace ones that were almost a decade old. The new bikes come with new features, so that means new training. For four Scranton police officers, this is like […]

  • FBI, Bomb Squad Search Home for Explosives

    SCRANTON — The FBI and several other law enforcement agencies are at a home in Scranton after authorities say a man injured himself making his own fireworks. Investigators responded to the house along the 900 block of Jefferson Avenue around 1:30 p.m. Monday. Scranton’s bomb squad, FBI agents, and a hazmat team searched the home because of reports of explosives inside. Scranton police said it all started when Raymond Jones, 58, of Scranton, showed up at Regional Hospital in Scranton […]

  • Federal Courthouse Renovations to Take Five Months

    SCRANTON — One of downtown Scranton’s architectural gems is getting some repairs this summer and the work could tie up traffic on Courthouse Square. The original part of the federal courthouse on North Washington Avenue and Linden Street was built back in 1931 for about $1 million. The renovations being done to the building this summer are going to cost more than double that. Scaffolding now covers the 1930s architectural details that make the William J. Nealon Federal Building and […]

  • Scranton Barber Shop Reopens Less Than a Week After Crash

    SCRANTON — A barbershop in Scranton is back open a little less than a week after a car smashed through the front window. Guy’s Barber Shop on Spruce Street reopened Friday afternoon, even though more repairs are needed. The owner tells Newswatch 16 he was able to fix the equipment needed to serve his customers. “The whole barber shop has to be fixed, we kind of dusted up, cleaned up the glass and the mess and the broken wood, kind of […]

  • Kmart, Gander Mountain in Lackawanna County to Close

    DICKSON CITY — Kmart was one of the first big box stores in Dickson City but it’s expected to close this summer. The Kmart location has been a mainstay in Dickson City for decades. Its owner, Sears, says this store will close in July because of declining sales. This comes with news that another store nearby may be closing, too. Employees at Kmart off Business Route 6 in Dickson City say it was the busiest it’s been in months after […]

  • Animal Shelter Expansion: No Humans Allowed, For Now

    SOUTH ABINGTON TOWNSHIP — A multi-million dollar expansion continues at an animal shelter in Lackawanna County, and for a few weeks, humans won’t be able to visit the Griffin Pond Animal Shelter. A brand new building is starting to take shape on Griffin Pond Animal Shelter’s campus in South Abington Township. Fundraising manager Anastasia Daniels showed us the new community room that will be for people and pets, along with the almost-completed feline village with new upgraded cages. The cats […]

  • Marketplace Hosts Expo for Growing Job Market

    SCRANTON — A job expo in Lackawanna County sought to be the missing link between employers and the unemployed. The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce Job Expo was held Wednesday at the Marketplace at Steamtown, and many say it drew both locals and commuters alike for one reason: available jobs in our area. For those who moved to the area, the expo proved to be just the confidence booster they were looking for. “I actually am looking for something in […]